The mission of the Legal Department is to protect all Tribal assets, defend the integrity of the Tribe and its sovereignty, and assist and advise all Tribal entities in their pursuit of progress on behalf of Tribal Members.

The Legal Department is responsible for providing legal services and representation to the Tribe, Tribal Council, Tribal Government, and all Tribal authorities, commissions, enterprises and other entities, and its areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • General Counsel to Tribal Council
  • Litigation and Regulatory Affairs
  • Government Operations and Legislative Affairs
  • Tribal and Economic Development
  • Gaming Operations

The Legal Department also consists of other specialized areas and departments, including but not limited to:

  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Risk Management
  • Tribal Enrollment Department

No individual legal services or counsel is provided. A Legal Services Program is administered by the Tribal Member Benefits Department and provides an annual reimbursement for certain costs associated with specific legal services. Contact the Tribal Member Benefits Department for detailed information.